Choose The Right White Paint
The cool end of the spectrum ranges from pure, crisp whites to snow and ice whites. These tones suit ultra-modern interiors, emphasising architectural lines and highlighting open spaces with plenty of daylight.
Called a receding palette, cool whites are the ideal backdrop for artworks and colourful furnishings.
‘If a main feature of your room is an art collection, use the wall as a gallery and choose a cool white with little or no contrasting trim or skirtings,’ says Shaynna. The art itself warms and cosies the space so you can afford to go sharp and crisp on the walls.’
Where it works best
South and east-facing rooms.
Open-plan areas suit green or blue undertones, as they homogenise a big space particularly if it has large windows that invite the outside in.
Nurseries feel surprisingly restful with snowy whites and icy-pale pastels.
Frames and trim stand out more painted in brilliant whites.